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ISBN: 077353010X
Author: George Grant
Language: English
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press; 40th anniversary edition (February 28, 2005)
Pages: 160
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Politics
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Lament for a Nation book. In 1965, George Grant passionately defended Canadian identity by asking fundamental questions about the meaning and future of Canada's political existence

Lament for a Nation book. Perhaps we should rejoice in the disappearance of Canada  . In 1965, George Grant passionately defended Canadian identity by asking fundamental questions about the meaning and future of Canada's political existence.

Lament for a Nation is a 1965 essay of political philosophy by Canadian philosopher George Grant

Lament for a Nation is a 1965 essay of political philosophy by Canadian philosopher George Grant. The essay examined the political fate of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's Progressive Conservative government in light of its refusal to allow nuclear arms on Canadian soil and the Liberal Party's political acceptance of the warheads.

Because, in Lament for a Nation, one can figure what George Grant is against

Because, in Lament for a Nation, one can figure what George Grant is against. But top marks to anyone who can really figure what practical measures he is advocating by way of response to what he is against.

Lament for a Nation became the seminal work in Canadian political thought and Grant became known as the father of Canadian nationalism. Potter discusses the shifting uses of the terms liberal and conservative and closes with a look at the current state of Canadian nationalism. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 11 нояб.

Lament for a Nation : The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism . In 1965 George Grant passionately defended Canadian identity by asking fundamental questions about the meaning and future of Canada's political existence. Potter discusses the shifting uses of the terms ?liberal? and ?conservative? and closes with a look at the current state of Canadian nationalism.

The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism. With a new introduction by Andrew Potter. In 1965 George Grant passionately defended Canadian identity by asking fundamental questions about the meaning and future of Canada’s political existence. Lament for a Nation became the seminal work in Canadian political thought and Grant became known as the father of Canadian nationalism.

Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism by George .

Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism by George Grant. The main text of Lament must have been sourced from a half-finished Word document, because it’s full of basic typos and grammatical errors that are simply unacceptable in a published work. Additionally, the use of the Maple Leaf Flag on the cover is a slap in the face to Grant’s Red Tory, anti-continentalist beliefs.

George Grant, Lament for a Nation Canadians have relatively few binding .

George Grant, Lament for a Nation Canadians have relatively few binding national myths, but one of the most pervasive and enduring is the conviction that the country is doomed.

40th anniversary ed. Description. Carleton library series ; 205. Notes. Includes bibliographical references. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press. Lament for a nation : the defeat of Canadian nationalism, George Grant McGill-Queen's University Press Montreal 2005. Australian/Harvard Citation. 2005, Lament for a nation : the defeat of Canadian nationalism, George Grant McGill-Queen's University Press Montreal. 40th anniversary ed.

Carleton Library Series has published over 230 works relating to Canadian history, politics, society, economics, geography, and other . The Better Part of Valour.

Carleton Library Series has published over 230 works relating to Canadian history, politics, society, economics, geography, and other related fields. Beardmore: The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History. The Canadian Quandary.

Canadians have relatively few binding national myths, but one of the most pervasive and enduring is the conviction that the country is doomed. In 1965 George Grant passionately defended Canadian identity by asking fundamental questions about the meaning and future of Canada’s political existence. In Lament for a Nation he argued that Canada – immense and underpopulated, defined in part by the border, history, and culture it shares with the United States, and torn by conflicting loyalties to Britain, Quebec, and America – had ceased to exist as a sovereign state. Lament for a Nation became the seminal work in Canadian political thought and Grant became known as the father of Canadian nationalism. This edition includes a major introduction by Andrew Potter that explores Grant’s arguments in the context of changes in ethnic diversity, free trade, globalization, post-modernism, and 9/11. Potter discusses the shifting uses of the terms “liberal” and “conservative” and closes with a look at the current state of Canadian nationalism.

Comments:

Kerdana
In the light of September 11th, many Americans are asking the rhetorical question 'Why do they hate us so?' This essay from 1965 brilliantly outlines the forces, in modern liberalism, that are antagonistic to local culture. The lament that it describes is a lament for a local nationalism that has been abandoned by its population in favor for the attractions of a global culture based on American values. These American values are the values of the modern culture, in which traditional values which provide meaning to life are abandoned for the ease which modern technology can bring. Traditional values which provided meaning but also constraints to human life and action are being abandoned according the this book view for a shallow notion of human freedom. This shallow freedom is the freedom to enjoy temporary conveniences at the expense of the ability to live life in compatibility with eternal principles. What meaning that modern life can provide are rationalizations of self-indulgence which will be adjusted to fit the needs of technology as it evolves in its self-defined way.
The book describes how Canadians have abandoned their traditional 'conservative' values in favor of the easy continentalist option of acquiring American wealth by accepting American values. The author describes how 1960s Gaullism in France was a reaction to the same forces. The same observations can be made today about the knee-jerk anti-Americanism in Europe and France in particular that is paradoxically based on the inherent attractiveness of American values. The American culture is becoming the world culture. It is dispossessing all other cultures that it encounters. This provokes a reaction among 'conservative' (which includes the globalization protestors who in this book's terms are conservative in respect to culture although they would see themselves as anarchistic, radical etc.) who fear that the cultures that they value are going to be lost to the forces of technic- `the one best way'.
I cannot do justice to this book which links these ideas into the flow of Western ideas. It shows the conflicts that of these differing sets f ideas in the works of philosophers and theologians. it does so in a manner that is very accessible to the general reader but has also provided a basis for research by professional philosopher's, political scientists etc. for the 37years since it was published.
This book is on a par with Jacques Ellul's 'The Technological Society.' It is a book that will be remembered and studied for hundreds of years. It uses as its starting point the issue of Canadian nationalism but its implications are universal. I wish that I could give it six stars.
Adrierdin
This is an extraordinary book dealing with the pervasiveness of U.S. culture in Canada, and how Canadians have seemingly allowed their own culture and politics to be subsumed into American versions. Although written from a small-c conservative point of view, and in the 1960s, it remains an extraordinary book that will intrigue any person interested in Canada and US relations. In addition, Mr. Grant is a gifted writer; his fluent use of words in a serious political work such as this one, only accentuates his poetic capabilites.

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